Monday, December 26, 2011

Texas Scrooge!

"It appears they had just celebrated Christmas. They had opened their gifts,"

Man it's the day after JC's birthday and seven people lost their lives in one horrific act in a Dallas area home.

There is just no holiday spirit here in A-merry-ca.

"The victims have not yet been identified, but Eberling said it appears they all died of gunshot wounds. He said authorities still don't know what sparked the incident.

Grapevine Police Lt. Todd Dearing said investigators believe that all the victims were related, but that some were only visiting and didn't live in the apartment. He said police are looking for other relatives to inform.

"Seven people in one setting in Grapevine, that's never happened before. Ever," Dearing said.

He said police were performing a "meticulous" search of the apartment and he expects them to be on the scene for many hours.

Police and firefighters first rushed to the Lincoln Vineyards complex after receiving an open-ended emergency services call at about 11:30 a.m., Eberling said.

"There was an open line. No one was saying anything," he explained." [Story]

These are tough economic times, and given where we put our priorities in A-merry-ca, it's going to be even tougher. When you care more about material things than everything else; bad things tend to happen.

Finally, it's not all bad news here in A-merry-ca. In my city the po po did a nice job of making sure that one poor soul enjoys the rest of the holiday.

"Christmas came early for a Boston music student who was reunited with the $170,000 violin she forgot in the overhead compartment of a regional commuter bus she rode last week, police said.

Muchen Hsieh, a student at the New England Conservatory in Boston, had traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, arriving at roughly 11 p.m. on Tuesday.
Christine O'Brien, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia police, who helped Hsieh track down the missing instrument, said then came a moment of sheer panic for the student.

O'Brien said Hsieh realized she had forgotten the instrument after she was picked up from the bus station. She blamed her absent-mindedness on travel fatigue.
Hsieh called the bus company, Megabus, roughly 30 minutes after she arrived but the bus had already left the Philadelphia station, O'Brien said. Hsieh also notified police, making a plea for the instrument's recovery, O'Brien said.
The 176-year-old instrument, on loan to Hsieh from a Taiwanese cultural foundation, was found by bus cleaners in the same compartment in which Hsieh left it. They put it in storage, and police returned it to Hsieh on Friday.

Hsieh joins the ranks of esteemed musicians who have mislaid or forgotten their valuable and sometimes priceless instruments. World renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma once left his in a cab.

One German string player required medical attention from the stress caused when he left his violin, worth roughly $1.4 million, on a commuter train in 2010.
It is not unusual for students at Hsieh's school to have such valuable instruments, Ellen Pfeifer, spokeswoman for the New England Conservatory, told the Boston Globe.

"Most of our string players, whether violinists, cellists, or violists, have pretty expensive, old, rare, instruments," Pfeifer said. "They frequently get them on loan from wealthy foundations."

The violin, which is in pristine condition, was made in 1835 by Vincenzo Jorio in Naples.

"This is certainly one of the most expensive items I have ever heard of and we were so relieved to get it back to the owner," said Megabus spokesman Bryony Chamberlain, adding that people often forget stowed-away items after long trips.
Hsieh had traveled from Boston to New York City and then to Philadelphia, Chamberlain said, a trip that could have taken more than six and a half hours.
"Each division has incidents of lost items that rare -- but this is probably one of the most unique," police spokeswoman O'Brien said, adding that Hsieh put on a mini-concert for the officers who organized the recovery.

"She is very talented," O'Brien said."

Yes, and very lucky.

38 comments:

black tide said...

Tidal crime wave hits Rockaways

By JAMIE SCHRAM, FRANK ROSARIO and DOUG AUER

December 26, 2011

The Rockaways are getting rocked by crime!

Felonies in the 100th Precinct in Queens, which blankets Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel and other western areas of the peninsula, have gone through the roof, according to the latest police statistics.

Burglaries have jumped 144 percent, from 54 last year to 132 this year. Felony assaults have soared 66 percent, from 78 to 130. Robberies have gone up 31 percent, from 63 to 83. Grand larcenies are up 26 percent over last year.

The crime wave is so pervasive that a local deli is even offering pamphlets that warn customers, “Do You Feel Safe and Secure? We Hope You Do ... But Maybe You Shouldn’t!”

“You have to be careful. We don’t want to scare anyone, just let them know what’s going on in the community,” said a worker named Monica at Belle Harbor Foods.

Another woman who lives in the area was shocked when she heard about the rise in crime.

“I get so paranoid. Who wants to look over their shoulder right near their home?” said Jessica Roper, 45. “I hope it doesn’t get too out of control.”

Meanwhile, crime in Manhattan’s 20th Precinct, which covers the Upper West Side, showed the most significant drop, plunging 12.8 percent this year, police statistics through Dec. 18 reveal.

Law-enforcement sources told The Post that the commanding officer of the 20th Squad, Lt. Biagio Carbone, is partly responsible for the positive results. “He is involved in every case — no matter how big or small. He motivates people,” said one police source.

“There hasn’t been any homicides or shootings in the 20th Precinct this year to date,” the source noted.

Detectives have paid particular attention to the Amsterdam Houses, cleaning up the once- crime-plagued area with the help of undercover operations, sources said.

“Shootings, burglaries and robberies are all down in the Amsterdam Houses,” a source said.

So far this year, felony crime in the Big Apple has gone up by a whisker — 0.2 percent.

Murders have dropped by more than 5 percent, with 490 homicides compared to 519 in 2010.

In the other major categories, rape, robbery, felony assault and grand larceny are all on the rise, while burglary and auto larceny have fallen.

Felony assaults have seen the most dramatic rise, 7.7 percent, from 16,546 last year to 17,817.

The NYPD attributed the spike to a change in the law that made strangulation a felony assault.

“The new law was a welcome addition to efforts to combat domestic violence in particular,” said the department’s chief spokesman, Paul Browne.

“Without the change, assaults would have been down 4 percent, and citywide crime down 1.5 percent at this time.”

Rape jumped 3.1 percent citywide, with 1,380 sexual assaults compared to 1,339 the previous year. Robbery and grand larceny showed slight gains.

Auto larceny plunged 10.1 percent, from 10,014 last year to 9,006, while burglary fell 1 percent, from 18,120 to 17,932.

Several other precincts also experienced spikes in crime — the 77th in Crown Heights, the 112th in Forest Hills, the 67th in East Flatbush and the 113th in South Jamaica.

In the 77th, robbery rose 21.7 percent, from 276 in 2010 to 336. Grand larceny also took a leap, from 310 to 350 — a nearly 13 percent increase.

The 112th took a heavy hit in the murder category, registering 11 homicides, compared with four last year. Grand larcenies increased 25 percent, from 374 to 468.

Total crime in the 67th and 113th precincts went up 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

Desertflower said...

and those officers are very lucky also to have heard her perform! They prolly can't afford tickets to the concerts these artists play.

Anonymous said...

"These are tough economic times, and given where we put our priorities in A-merry-ca, it's going to be even tougher. When you care more about material things than everything else; bad things tend to happen."--Field

I agree 100%. In American society, individuals value themselves by what they have, not what they are. This leaves people feeling empty, angry and disconnected from the human heart of love. It's too bad that as a society we haven't realized this truth. It's pretty scary, and probably too late to get off this materialistic locomotive that seems to be headed for some kind of destruction.

“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty -- it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There's a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.”
― Mother Teresa

Anonymous said...

There is just no holiday spirit here in A-merry-ca.

What Holiday? You mean Christmas? You mean the Christmas holiday that leftists get offended when you tell them Merry Christmas?

What did you expect when you joined the leftist movement destroying morality? Sunshine peaches and cream?

season's beatings said...

Must be something about Kwanzaa that made Jaquetta -- yes, she's black -- express herself this way.

Jacquetta Simmons Arrested After Punching Walmart Employee (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post
Alana Horowitz

12/26/11

People: we know holiday sales are great, but they're not worth spending the night in jail.

A New York woman was charged with two counts of second-degree assault after punching a 70-year old Walmart employee in the face.

Jacquetta Simmons, 26, assaulted Grace Suozzi on Saturday night after the Walmart greeter asked to see her receipts, according to authorities.

Simmons quickly fled the scene, but employees and customers chased her until she was surrounded. Not long after, police arrived and arrested her.

Police reported that when they checked Simmons' bags, she had receipts for all of the merchandise.

Anonymous said...

Mommy Dearest Theresa is less a saint...than you have been sold. The late Hitchens offered pesky Facts about her.

There must be zero assaults on AfAms by wite folk....or did our much heroic brave scribbler fergets about Strom Thurmond, the masculine followers of the Lost Cause who met with Emmit Till, or the crusading ancestors who made up the Klan during Reconstruction?

Keep TELLing your silly selves only AfAms are the problem. Your daughters am safe with Joey Buttafuco. ;)

Mold

Anonymous said...

mold, "Mommy Dearest Theresa is less a saint...than you have been sold. The late Hitchens offered pesky Facts about her."

Hitchens pesky Facts about Mother Teresa does not change the Reality of what she said about our society. Any fool can see that.

For those people you feel are not honest up to your standards, then maybe you might learn to separate the "message" from the "messenger". Don't be like a medieval King and cut off the messenger's head because you don't like the message.

Furthermore, whatever Hitchens had to say about her does not change my mind about her. She did enormous good, and that is a FACT.

Tool Time said...

"Keep TELLing your silly selves only AfAms are the problem."

Or just open your eyes:

Shocked Poughkeepsie school deals with stabbing of teacher; colleague faces felony counts
December 15, 2011
Students, parents and staff are stunned after a Poughkeepsie High School English teacher was accused of stabbing another teacher with a screwdriver about 16 times in a crowded hallway, authorities and witnesses said.

A day after Thursday's attack, which was recorded on closed-circuit TV, the school is working to address concerns of students, parents and staff.

Ronette Ricketts, 40, of the Town of Poughkeepsie was charged with first-degree attempted assault and second-degree assault, both felonies, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. Ricketts is due in City of Poughkeepsie Court this morning.
Cynthia Glozier, 54, a Rhinebeck resident and English teacher at the school, was listed in good condition and was recovering Thursday at Saint Francis Hospital. No students were involved or harmed in the incident, police and school officials said.

A two-hour delay for students is scheduled for today while teachers and staff are to arrive at the regular time. There will be assemblies for students and teachers, and counselors will be available again today, city Schools Superintendent Laval Wilson said. The district also is looking into disciplinary action against Ricketts.

The incident occurred around 10 a.m. Thursday. Ricketts is accused of brandishing a screwdriver and striking Glozier numerous times in the face, back and upper torso in a second-floor hallway, police said. An off-duty police officer working security at the school called 911 and requested an ambulance and additional police, said Detective Sgt. Walter Horton of the city police.

An assistant principal, two teachers and a student helped separate Ricketts and Glozier, Wilson said.

Glozier reportedly approached Ricketts to ask her why she had not attended a staff meeting of the English Department that had been held earlier in the morning. Ricketts said she was busy with parent-teacher conferences, "and then one thing led to another," Horton said.


Lesson No. 9,333, 812: Never ask a black person why they missed a staff meeting.

Phil McCracken said...

Anonymous said...
Mommy Dearest Theresa is less a saint...than you have been sold. The late Hitchens offered pesky Facts about her.

There must be zero assaults on AfAms by wite folk....or did our much heroic brave scribbler fergets about Strom Thurmond, the masculine followers of the Lost Cause who met with Emmit Till, or the crusading ancestors who made up the Klan during Reconstruction?

Keep TELLing your silly selves only AfAms are the problem. Your daughters am safe with Joey Buttafuco. ;)

Mold


Yeah OK Stevey Boy as usual nonsensical insane post. Screw your living in the past - what is happening right now today dumbass.

Desertflower said...

Anonymous said...

“We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love." -Mother Theresa
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What I need a little of today...

Ma Er Force Ones! said...

Black people's predilection for showing off their poverty by purchasing Nike products has been crystallized by the now infamous 30+ city Air Jordan Riots over Christmas 2011. This wasn't isolated behavior; this was nationwide behavior on display courtesy of Black people showing us once again why white flight transpires instantly in any city that gets a little too dark.

Nike has done some serious outreach to the Black community evidenced by the creation of the Black History Month shoe in 2011:

Sneaker Info: The Air Force 1 shoe is one of Nike’s most revered and iconic models. This limited-edition version is not for sale but rather a special product, proudly displaying the colors of the African American flag. Rich black leathers have been chosen to represent the essence of all color. Contrast stitching has been used to show an energetic pop of pride and perseverance. The centennial logo honors the long and rich history of the African American culture. Forty-four stars circle the outer perimeter of the logo to represent the celebration of the first African American to represent a people as well as the American government. The Swoosh has a luxury material of metallic black leather and the outsoles are marbleized like the courtrooms of the US Supreme Court – the place where many civil rights battles were fought and won.

Those glorious Civil Rights battles that were fought and won so that we could see the true soles of Black folks over the 2011 Christmas weekend, courtesy of Nike! The culmination of the dream of equality was truly on display in every city with a mall where a Foot Locker was still opened. It didn't matter if it was Richmond, Virginia or Richmond, California, Black people stabbed, shot, kicked, screamed, ran, beat, and waged a mini-war with police and mall plexiglass in a bid to spend $180 on a pair of Nike shoes.

Doesn't a single Black female only have a median net worth of $5? That's 36 times what your average Black female is worth! How in the world could she possibly acquire such a luxury item? Oh, you -- the tax-payer -- pay for her food, housing, and welfare.

Worse, your average Black family is only worth around $5,677. Spending $180 on a pair of shoes for one child represents three percent of that number; imagine if they have two or three children to provide socially-acceptable foot-wear in the Black Undertow schoolrooms across America?

Jobu said...

Mr. Field:

I point out, somewhat wistully, that Dec. 25th was also the birthday of a giant and a genius whose influence on the world remains acute, immeasureable, and benign: Sir Isaac Newton.

I smell a rat said...

In August, Barack Obama’s gleaming example of green technology – Solyndra – filed for bankruptcy. The solar panel manufacturer squandered $535 million of stimulus money in a little over a year.

Why did Solyndra get all that money?

Top Obama bundler George Kaiser made multiple visits to the White House in the months before the company was granted a $535 million loan from the government. And top Solyndra officials also made numerous visits — 20 — to the White House, according to visitor logs. Solyndra officials in the logs included chairman and founder Christian Gronet and board members Thomas Baruch and David Prend. The company secured the $535 million loan despite the fact that it was widely known Solyndra was in deep economic trouble and had negative cash flows since its inception.

Kaiser said he did not use political influence or talk to administration officials about a massive government loan to Solyndra. However, the Solyndra investor made multiple visits to the White House in the week before the Department of Energy approved a $535 million guaranteed loan to Solyndra on March 20, 2009.

But, Barack Obama had no regrets.

In fact, Barack Obama was so impressed with the failed solar company that the administration wanted to give it another $469 million on top of the $535 million to make it an even billion dollars in taxpayer cash

Flint said...

The New York Post reported:

President Obama’s got some ‘splainin to do. According to The Washington Post the administration's entire green energy/clean energy program was about politics not good policy:

“Meant to create jobs and cut reliance on foreign oil, Obama’s green-technology program was infused with politics at every level, The Washington Post found in an analysis of thousands of memos, company records and internal ­e-mails. Political considerations were raised repeatedly by company investors, Energy Department bureaucrats and White House officials.”

The White House of course denies this is the case and claims about Solyndra in particular that only the Obama administration only meant for the best: “This administration is one that will fiercely fight to protect jobs even when it’s not the popular thing to do.”

Only trouble is that with Solyndra, as with the Keystone XL pipeline, as with natural gas development, as with the payroll tax holiday, as with EPA regulations of every industry, this kind of claim is so false it is laughable.

Just listen to one person involved in the Solyndra debacle after Obama had already done his photo-op at the company’s plant and the business was clearly failing: “Its investors pitched bailout plans, seeking help from what a Solyndra executive referred to as the “Bank of Washington” — his apparent term for U.S. taxpayers. The Energy Department rebuffed the plans, at least initially.


I get the fact that you hate Republicans because they are white and 'evil', but how can you defend such a corrupt President? One that has shown time and time again how he cares absolutely nothing about jobs for working people, and absolutely everything about getting re-elected? He never misses a chance to pay off some campaign donor even when it means keeping people out of work.

Three years of miserable failure bordering on criminal negligence. Politics is politics but can't the democrats ever do something in the interest of the country rather than their party?

Vote for Obama only if your hatred for America exceeds any interest in a secure future.

Jobu said...

Mr. Field:

Ironic, isn't it, when right-wingers call Obama corrupt for trying to cover more Americans with health care insurance, and trying to end both pollution and our dependence on imported oil with green energy; while they don't profess criticism for Bush/Cheney -- who lied us into an uncessary war in Iraq that resulted in tens of thousands of Americans and Iraqis killed and maimed, with BILLIONS of American dollars being "lost" in the Iraq pipeline, and handing BILLIONS in no-bid contracts to corrupt war profiteers like Cheney's Haliburton.

If we are the great singular nation they profess, then there is no doubt that Dick Cheney would end his miserable life in prison convicted for purgery, war profiteering, and treason.

Anonymous said...

Irony is confusing a war on middle class interests and the fiscal and moral bankrupting of the country as "helping" Americans.

Jobu said...

Obama should go to jail too. Maybe I exaggerated a bit about Cheney, but I just don't like rich old white dudes.

Jobu said...

(that last Jobu post wasn't me, but isn't ironic that right-wingers can't win arguments with facts and logic, so feel the need to steal identities.)

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

My grampa killed himself late in the day of my gramma's funeral. It whacked my mom and her sisters who were still young when it all happened. They were split up to live with older siblings; none of them ever felt secure after that and they worried and overcompensated for it all of their lives.

I've always considered his suicide the epitome of cowardice and selfishness. It's tainted my view of his -to all objective evidence- otherwise hardworking, smart, and honorable life for as long as I can remember. But then, this ghoul in Grapevine, and the others who take their families, or parts of their families with them on their suicides bring such venality into the mix as to make his mere cowardice and selfishness somehow forgivable.

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

Jobu said...
(that last Jobu post wasn't me, but isn't ironic that right-wingers can't win arguments with facts and logic, so feel the need to steal identities.)

5:19 PM

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That's SOP stormfront trolling

Jobu said...

What is even more ironic as that the Stormfront trolls don't undertand that their innate stupidity, racism, and insipid innarticulateness gives them away from the start. Face it, neo-Nazis: you trying to immitate your moral and intellectual betters is like the dude in Sling Blade trying to improvise King Lear.

Jobu said...

(that last Jobu post wasn't me either, but isn't ironic that a post so full of innate stupidity, racism, and insipid innarticulateness accuses someone else of the same thing? Ha, 'moral and intellectual betters' - that's a good one!)

Diego said...

Whitey's Conspiracy said...
My grampa killed himself late in the day of my gramma's funeral. It whacked my mom and her sisters who were still young when it all happened.
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A very sad story on many levels, but obvioulsy the source of the deep-seated father-hatred that fuels your liberal political mindset.

As long as you live, you will make the world pay for the pain your grampa's reaction to his pain caused your mother, and in turn you.

This is how the world unravels.....

Jobu said...

Fake Jobu: "Ha ... that's a good one!" An argument worthy of Descartes. Of course, when your IQ and your number of teeth vie for double digits, I suppose it is easy to wax ... what ... SIMIAN, LOL!

Anonymous said...

Field, why must you call Jesus Christ, "JC?" This is an insult to millions who worship during the holidays. Are you so anti-God that you must try to stain his name with a lack of reference?

Jobu said...

This is getting ridiculous with the name-jacking. Why don't you get your own identity and stop disparging the intelligence of your intellectual betters? If you can't defend the corrupt and criminal Obama administration with facts and logic instead of ad hominem attacks, you are nothing but a poser.

Jobu said...

I never tried to defend Obama, I agreed he should be in jail. White people criticizing him is racist, though, and for that he should be re-elected.

Jobu said...

Right. That's why you used the Stormfront troll term 'SIMIAN' and implied that I was stupid enough to vote for Obama again.

Too funny for the Trailer said...

You see, trailer trash stealer of names, you are too stupid even to know what “ad hominum” attacks mean viz. debate. If I hold that Newt’s position on Obama’s support of the Libyan rebels was wrong because Newt is serial adulterer, THAT is an ad hominum attack that is inappropriate given the issue being debated. If I hold that Newt’s serial adultery means he is too dishonest to be President (and, similarly, you are trash for stealing names in a debate), then that is an appropriate criticism. But I suspect this is too complex for you.

sierra club said...

flint posted:

“Meant to create jobs and cut reliance on foreign oil, Obama’s green-technology program was infused with politics at every level...

Hmmm. How could we create jobs and cut reliance on foreign oil?

Hmmm. How about we drill wells here in the US? We can do that.

Of course the other easy way to reduce foreign oil consumption is to have a nation populated by fewer people.

Therefore, it makes sense to consider the killing of humans an act of environmental conservation.

What better way to save the planet than killing as many people as possible.

Anonymous said...

Too funny for the Trailer said...
You see, trailer trash stealer of names, you are too stupid even to know what “ad hominum” attacks mean viz. debate
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Leave Jobu alone. He was just sticking up for the President.

Anonymous said...

Jobu said...
I never tried to defend Obama, I agreed he should be in jail. White people criticizing him is racist, though, and for that he should be re-elected.

And Black people licking his starfish is racist, go ahead re-elect him. I hope he does get in this way we go all the way and the country is destroyed quickly so we can rebuild. We will never have another democratic president again, especially a racist lefty who is completely incompetent that he can't say anything but makes excuses using his skin color.

YOUR racist for saying anyone who disagrees with Obama and is white is racist. NOt only are you racist, you are a piece of shit.

Jethro Tull said...

Jobu Uga Booga said...

The last post next to the first was not me. I am a weakling and cannot think, so I have to end every discussion with charges of "racism" If my skill and accomplishements as well as my man Obamas were allowed to stand on thier own merits without this filter and the same standards a white president would have were applied, there is no way we can hang so we have to use the excuse of our skin color for why we just suck donkeys ass and are mentally inferior cowards and if you say I am wrong, you just sayin that cause I am Black and you are racist and I am useless.

Obamaco said...

@ Jobu: I agree. All Black people need to do our part to get Obama elected again.

We have to convince as many people as possible to forget about those two years when Democrats controlled the elected branches of government, during which time Congress passed and the president signed into law bills that continued the bailouts, spent a trillion dollars on stimulus, and overhauled the health care and financial systems. History actually began on January 5, 2011, when the 112th Congress was sworn into office.

Remember, the answer to all criticism is: Everything is the republican's fault.

If that doesn't work, call them racist.

It's easy, and it works.

Once you go Barak, you can't go back!

field negro said...

"Ironic, isn't it, when right-wingers call Obama corrupt for trying to cover more Americans with health care insurance, and trying to end both pollution and our dependence on imported oil with green energy; while they don't profess criticism for Bush/Cheney -- who lied us into an uncessary war in Iraq that resulted in tens of thousands of Americans and Iraqis killed and maimed, with BILLIONS of American dollars being "lost" in the Iraq pipeline, and handing BILLIONS in no-bid contracts to corrupt war profiteers like Cheney's Haliburton.

If we are the great singular nation they profess, then there is no doubt that Dick Cheney would end his miserable life in prison convicted for purgery, war profiteering, and treason."

Yep!

The Washington Post said...

“The documents reviewed by The Post, which began examining the clean-technology program a year ago, provide a detailed look inside the day-to-day workings of the upper levels of the Obama administration. They also give an unprecedented glimpse into high-level maneuvering by politically connected clean-technology investors.

They show that as Solyndra tottered, officials discussed the political fallout from its troubles, the “optics” in Washington and the impact that the company’s failure could have on the president’s prospects for a second term. Rarely, if ever, was there discussion of the impact that Solyndra’s collapse would have on laid-off workers or on the development of clean-energy technology.

What’s so troubling is that politics seems to be the dominant factor,” said Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan watchdog group. “They’re not talking about what the taxpayers are losing; they’re not talking about the failure of the technology, whether we bet on the wrong horse. What they are talking about is ‘How are we going to manage this politically?’ ”

no slappz said...

field posts:

"Ironic, isn't it, when right-wingers call Obama corrupt for trying to cover more Americans with health care insurance...

Let's get the story straight. The facts are obvious to anyone who can read and perform simple arithmetic.

Obama attempted -- but is failing -- to hand the bill for MORE healthcare coverage to those who have jobs. He wants to provide more healthcare to people who CANNOT pay for it.

Thus, he is trying desperately to increase the size of the federal government and its appetite for more tax revenue.

If -- as he said -- an additional 45 Million people would receive healthcare, then all you have to do to calculate the bill is multiply 45 million by $10,000 per beneficiary.

The magic number is $450 BILLION per Year. To start. Per Year.

And the ObamaCare bill gives this windfall to illegal immigrants.

...and trying to end both pollution and our dependence on imported oil with green energy;

Yeah, sure, moron. Solar technology is primitive. Today's solar energy is equivalent to oil if oil were $500 a barrel.

When solar energy costs the same or less than oil, it will succeed. Till then, it will fail. But the reason for the higher cost is the state of the technology. It's not good enough yet, and it will probably take 20 to 40 years before it's competitive.

while they don't profess criticism for Bush/Cheney -- who lied us into an uncessary war in Iraq that resulted in tens of thousands of Americans and Iraqis killed and maimed, with BILLIONS of American dollars being "lost" in the Iraq pipeline,

Says you. If Iraq reaches its stated goal of pumping 12 million barrels of oil a day in 2017, it stands a chance of becoming a competitive world player.

But, the big worry is Obama. It looks like he pulled out the troops way too soon, and Iraq is now threatened by al-Qaeda.

It's sad how little the death of bin Laden has meant with respect to the security of Iraq's future.

But that's Obama in action. The president who's determined to turn victory into defeat.

...and handing BILLIONS in no-bid contracts to corrupt war profiteers like Cheney's Haliburton.

You're a typical victim of media nonsense. Yes, Halliburton profited from military spending. As if that's a crime. But the critics, like you, seem to forget that Halliburton delivered the promised services -- providing food, fuel, transportation and other important services -- in combat zones.

Have you noticed that the true financial crimes tied to government spending occurred when the Obama admnistration gave $525 million to Solyndra? That money was stolen from taxpayers.

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

Racist dogwhistles are older than the republic, and they are still quite effective in turning out a certain white demographic with little going for it other than white privilege, and are therefore heavily invested in it.. The Southern (and some Northern) Democrats used racist signaling profitably for almost a century before the national Democrats sponsorship of Civil Rights and Voting Rights led first to Nixon's Southern strategy and ultimately the Southern takeover and transformation of the previously almost entirely Northern-Western and pro-civil rights Republican party into a racist, christionist authoritarianism.

Same old story, only the names have changed.